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United States
Age: 21
Date of Birth: July 23, 1983
Hometown: Irvine, Calif.
Sport: Swimming
Event: Men's 100-meter backstroke, 200 backstroke.
Height: 6-2
Weight: 160
College: Texas
Coach: Eddie Reese
Club: Irvine Novaquatics
Previous Olympics: 2000 - 2nd in 200 backstroke.
World Championships: 2003 - 8th in 50 backstroke, 1st in 100 backstroke, 1st in 200 backstroke, 2nd in 800 free relay, 1st in 400 medley relay.
National Championships: 2002 Summer - 1st in 100 backstroke, 1st in 200 backstroke; 2002 Spring _ 6th in 200 freestyle, 1st in 100 backstroke, 1st in 200 backstroke.
World ranking: 1st in 100 backstroke, 53.64; 1st in 200 backstroke, 1:54.74.
Other career highlights: Fastest man in the world in the 100 and 200 backstrokes in both 2002 and 2003.

Results: Aaron Peirsol
PlaceEventTime/ScoreYear
GoldMen's 200m Backstroke1:54.95, ORAthens 2004
SilverMen's 200m BackstrokeSydney 2000
SilverMen's 200m Backstroke1:54.33Beijing 2008
GoldMen's 4x100m Medley Relay3:29.34, OR, WRBeijing 2008
GoldMen's 4x100m Medley Relay53.45, OR, WRAthens 2004
GoldMen's 100m Backstroke54.06Athens 2004
GoldMen's 100m Backstroke52.54, OR, WRBeijing 2008